Physio Foot FAQs

One of the most common seen conditions affecting the foot is known as Plantar Fasciitis. The Plantar Fascia is a band of tissue that supports the arches of the foot and runs from the heel to the fore foot. If it becomes strained and inflamed it can be very painful and debilitating.
Typically heel pain, but this can extend across the whole foot · Very often the first few steps on arising in the morning are very painful. This pain is also seen if you have been sat for a while · The pain often eases once you “get going” · Symptoms are often aggravated by high impact sport and activity or following long periods of standing
Unsupportive footwear such as flip flops are generally best avoided. Try wearing a supportive shoe or trainer with good arch support and cushioned insoles avoid high heels!
Try the simple exercises on the website · Calf stretches too are recommended · Try ice/cold. This can be done with placing foot on an icepack (frozen pack wrapped in damp t-towel) or try rolling a bottle of frozen water/or a cold tin under the foot